Trees for Tourism


Cliff Lodge is a partner in the Trees for Tourism Program, an initiative of the South African Reforestation Trust. Trees for Tourism creates forest eco-systems on behalf of the tourism industry in South Africa to counter-balance the tourism related carbon footprint. The program facilitates the donation by tourists and tourism related companies of indigenous trees … Read more

Holistic Health & Wellness at Cliff Lodge

Cliff Lodge can offer you a Yoga retreat De Kelders Gansbaai South Africa

Crowned by timeless mountains and swept with resplendent coastlines, it’s no secret that the Western Cape’s Overberg has a singular magic. But you may not yet be aware of the world-class wellness and spiritual retreats based here, and their easy congruence with the landscape is no coincidence. There’s something about raw beauty and untrammelled tracts … Read more

Rock Art on the Cape Whale Coast

Phillipskop Cave near Stanford South Africa

Yesterday I visited the recently discovered rock art in a beautiful cave on Phillipskop Mountain Reserve near Stanford.  This has now been declared a Heritage Site as it is the only recorded rock art on the Cape Whale Coast. Although there are many thousands of rock art sites in the Western Cape, the majority of … Read more

Fat Bike Tours

Fat bike tours De Kelders Gansbaai South Africa

We are very fortunate to have one of the most beautiful, untouched beaches in the world on our doorstep. Stretching for almost 20km from De Kelders to Hermanus, Die Plaat is a spectacular white stretch of un-spoilt sand, – almost always deserted, and with magical views out across Walker Bay, and up to the dunes … Read more

A Walk in the Clouds with African Horse Company

Horse riding on the beach near De Kelders South Africa

Visitors will tell you with breathless excitement. Residents will nod knowingly, a conspiratorial gleam in their eyes. It’s true: here in the Overberg, nature is the sovereign queen; her face as fair as it is formidable. From magisterial mountains to storybook rivers and beaches, visions of exalted beauty unspool in every direction. If you’re seeking … Read more